Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March Learning Labs!!

The Iditarod begins on Mush.. ahem, March, we thought it would be fun to incorporate that theme throughout the upcoming labs which will be on March 13th.  The labs will include :

1)  Iditarod lab - all about the "Last Great Race"
2)  Poetry lab 
3)  Cooking lab - snacks (not lunch this time)
4)  Science lab

There is a $5 charge per student or $10 per family, fees cover supplies.  Bring a sack lunch to have a little hang out time afterwards.  Please sign-up by the 6th.  Hope to see you there!!

Reminder for Learning Labs: Each student should bring as many poems as they like. These should be written by other authors and can be copied by hand, typewritten, or photocopied. We will have some time to add illustrations and will also be working on the cover for our poetry books in addition to learning about the Iditarod. ALSO they should have written a limerick and/or a concrete (shaped) poem for their books. I've attached the information. Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you on Friday! - from Sarah Hoyt :) 

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Around the World" Learning Labs - Prep

We are preparing for our year end (HOLY SMOKES where's the year gone!!!) learning labs - on May 8th.  We will be doing an around the world theme with 6 countries or cultures represented and an international potluck to follow.  If any mom out there is interested in doing a 20 minute session on a country please contact Jamie Byerly or email us here at and we will pass the word on.  

So far, Norway, Mexico and Haiti are taken... so the possibilities are wide open.

Thanks! Hope you all have a fantabulous week enlightening the hearts and minds of your kiddos, what an awesome task!!

Creationism Presenter - February 27th

Carl Kerby a sought after presenter on Creationism will be at McCook E-Free this Friday- February 27th.  The first session will be at 10 am and geared toward 3rd - 5th graders and the second session will be at 2 pm for 6th grade and up.  Please come ready to ask questions!! If you have any questions contact Jamie Byerly.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dissecting class Feb. 27 at MCC

Class geared toward fourth grade through high school students

            For parents who don’t regularly get out their dissection kits to check out an animal’s insides on their kitchen tables (I think that’s most of us), the next Enterprise Kids Academy’s class is a great opportunity for your children!
            McCook Community College biology instructor Rob Bogardus is teaching a dissecting class Friday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Barnett Hall Room 112.
            The cost is $15, which includes a dissection kit. The class is for students in fourth grade through high school. Parent participation is encouraged.
            For more information or to enroll your child in the class, please call 308.345.8122 or go online to There, click on “register online”, then “calendar.” Scroll down the February calendar to Feb. 27, where you will find the Enterprise Kids Academy’s dissecting class.
            Enterprise Kids Academy’s mission is to support our youth and their families with quality learning opportunities.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rowe Sanctuary - Sandhill Crane Field Trip!

One of the greatest phenomenons in North America happens right here in Nebraska, the Sandhill Crane migration.  Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us for a trip to Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon, NE on Friday, March 6th. Students will participate in the C.S.I. program beginning at 11:00 to 1:00 pm (approx).  Please sign-up by the 27th of February, so that we can coordinate with the facilitator.  There is a small charge of $3 per student for the 2 hour session.  Please visit their website for more information.  If anyone wants to carpool we can arrange that too!  Thanks!

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February Learning Labs

Hey, please join us for Learning Labs on February 13th 10 am to 12 pm.  The Upcoming LL's include: Poetry, Literature, Science and Show and Tell.

We will also be having a valentine exchange!  If you'd like your little sweetheart(s) to participate, please make sure that they bring a decorated container of some sort (box, bag, oatmeal container... whatever).  We will set the containers out in the lunch room and let the kids exchange during lunch.  We will let you know by the 9th how many valentines your child needs to bring.  Please make sure to sign up by the 6th.

Please remember to bring your autobiographical poem!  Feel free to decorate or illustrate your poetry.  Using a regular size 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of paper is best.  Also, everyone is encouraged to write a haiku (or two) and bring it/them as well!  Below you will find the
 instructions for the autobiographical poems.

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